Mr. Gene Autry O’Steen, age 79, of St. George, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family after an extended illness. He was born in Jacksonville, the son of Alvy Bud and Mildred Marie (Muse) O’Steen. Mr. O’Steen had been a lifelong resident of Jacksonville before moving to St. George a year ago. Gene was the owner of O’Steens Auto Parts in Jacksonville from 1965 until he closed his business in 2012. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother who enjoyed playing and listening to country music, along with antique cars and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 52 years, Janice E. O’Steen, of St. George; daughter, Melinda E. (Alex) Pippins, of McAlester, OK; brothers, Dudley (Beverly) O’Steen, of Jacksonville, Ricky O’Steen, of Jacksonville, and Terry O’Steen, of Interlachen, FL; sister, Melinda Darlene (Wade) Taylor, of Interlachen, FL; grandchildren, Brandy Nicole (Matt) Bergman and Payton Pippins; great-grandson, Brayden M. Bergman; nieces, Keya, Jennifer, and Karlyn; and nephew, Robby; along with cousins, other family members, friends and his beloved dog, Bella.
The family received friends Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Blackburn-Curry Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services followed with Blane O’Steen officiating.
Please sign the guestbook at www.blackburncurryfh.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Blackburn- Curry Funeral And Cremation, Macclenny.